Skip to main content

The Underground City


Published February 22, 2010


LibriVox recording of The Underground City or the Child of the Cavern, by Jules Verne.

Covering a time span of over ten years, this novel follows the fortunes of the mining community of Aberfoyle near Stirling, Scotland. Receiving a letter from an old colleague, mining engineer James Starr sets off for the old Aberfoyle mine, thought to have been mined out ten years earlier. Starr finds mine overman Simon Ford and his family living in a cottage deep inside the mine; he is astonished to find that Ford has made a discovery of the presence of a large vein of coal. Accompanying Simon Ford are his wife, Madge, and adult son, Harry. (Summary by Wikipedia

For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.

For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org.

M4B audiobook of complete book


Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Reviews

Reviewer: gl1200phil - - February 15, 2013
Subject: not what I expected
Kind of boring story. Not what I'd consider SciFi. I listened to the whole thing, hoping for a change to an interesting tale. I was disappointed...
One would do better to search out a more known SciFi classic by the master Verne.
DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
Uploaded by
librivoxbooks
on 2/21/2010
Views
15,760
Favorites
1
Reviews
1
PEOPLE ALSO FOUND
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by James Whitcomb Riley
1,077
0
0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Hermann Heiberg
853
0
0
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
4,331
0
0
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint
103
0
0
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Harriet Beecher Stowe
2,135
0
0
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Louis Couperus
413
0
0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Max Jubisch
3,043
0
0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text